Saadia Zahidi - Fifty Million Rising: The New Generation of Working Women Revolutionizing the Muslim World

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Zahidi’s book spotlights the revolution that’s been underway throughout the Muslim world for the past decade as fifty million women have entered the workforce. Focusing on both the economic and cultural impact of this shift from home to workplace, Zahidi, founder and coauthor of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap, Human Capital and Future of Jobs report, recounts the experiences of a wide cross-section of women, from fast-food workers in Pakistan to caterers in Egypt and on to tech start-up founders in Indonesia. Zahidi shows how these courageous and determined women are earning autonomy along with paychecks and using their new purchasing power to force businesses to address women’s needs. Defying entrenched social conventions, these women are changing the ground rules for their daughters.

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Fifty Million Rising: The New Generation of Working Women Transforming the Muslim World By Saadia Zahidi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568585901
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Published: Bold Type Books - January 30th, 2018

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